Modern Art

A painting hanging in the Modern Art gallery of the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York.

A painting hanging in the Modern Art gallery of the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York.

I am the first to admit I do not understand modern art so, when I entered the Everson Museum’s Modern Art gallery, I felt like I was in a scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  I just kind of stared at the art hanging on the walls with my mind unable to make much sense of them.  After considering the painting above, I decided to do as the artist did and photograph it using lots of negative space.  The lighting and shadows help to bring your eyes to the subject of…well, you be the judge.

Now, I further admit I do love a sense of humor.  Here’s a piece of art created by Toby Buonagurio a professor at SUNY Brockport who describes her work this way:

Dime store and flea market detritus, mass media cliches, hot rods, absurd fashion, and cultural stereotypes serve as inspiration for my ceramic combines. My work is serious in intent, but there’s always an underlying message couched in the humorous appearance.

Horse Headed Robot No. 10, 1981, by American artist Toby Buonagurio found in the Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York.

Horse Headed Robot No. 10, 1981, by American artist Toby Buonagurio found in the Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York.

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8 Responses to Modern Art

  1. sartenada says:

    I do not like the first one. The second is “something” and it is very interesting to look at it.

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  2. Carsten says:

    No wonder you don’t understand it. They’ve turned it upside down!

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  3. imac says:

    I like Art, but its better than some Ive seen. 2nd great.

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  4. Nye says:

    I don’t understand modern art either, the painting looks very much like my daughter’s art work, maybe she is very talented and I just don’t know it yet. 🙂

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  5. yesbuts says:

    I love visiting art galleries that allow photography. It gives the opportunity to photograph the other visitors and to try to capture their reaction to the art by their body language.

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  6. The first one must be of a painting of a magic trap door once opened, will produce many wonderful colors. It just has to be.

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  7. Interesting post, the painting above in the Everson Museum’s Modern Art gallery I like very much, clean and unclean, to me it resembles a subject of being caged in un-cleanliness, that’s just me but I like it. Thanks for posting.

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  8. Interesting paintings, both of them. The first one I see as an attempt to create more inner space and the second one makes me think very much of Niki de Saint-Phalle’s sculptures. Colourful and often surreal.

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